In Thursday’s latest edition of My Home Track, NASCAR America went up to the Empire State to reflect and reminisce about the legendary Chemung Speedrome in upstate New York.
The Bodine brothers — Geoff, Todd and Brett — cut their racing teeth on the 3/8-mile facility that dates to the late 1940s when their family built the track, which went through a number of incarnations from dirt to asphalt racing surface.
The track closed in 1978, but was purchased in 1985, rebuilt in 1997 and held its first race under new ownership in 2000. To this day, the Speedrome remains one of the most popular grassroots short tracks in the Northeast.
Check out Kyle Petty’s tribute to the old and new Speedrome in the above video.